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Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Ecodrama Festival

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Opportunity Info
The mission of this Festival is to call forth and foster new dramatic works that respond to the ecological crisis, and that explore new possibilities of being in relationship with the more-than-human world.
First place Award: $2,000 and workshop production
Second place Award: $500 and workshop production
Honorable mentions: public staged reading
The winning plays will be chosen by a panel of distinguished theatre artists from the USA and Canada.
Submission Deadline: Postmarked by Nov. 1, 2012.
Early submission encouraged. / No electronic submission please.
A cover page with: Play Title, Author Name, Contact Information; and two blind copies of the script with synopsis and cast requirements (Please do not put author name on the script, only on the title page).
Ecodrama Festival
c/o Theresa May
Theatre Arts, VIL 216
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1231

The Ecodrama Festival encourages submissions of full-length plays (at least 30 min. in length) in English that do one or more of the following:
*Put an ecological issue or environmental event/crisis at the center of the dramatic action or theme of the play.
*Explore issues of environmental justice.
*Interpret “community” to include our ecological community, and/or give voice or “character” to the land, or elements of the land.
*Theatrically explore the connection between people and place, human and non-human, and/or between culture and nature.
*Grow out of the playwright’s personal relationship to the land and the ecology of a specific place.
*Theatrically examine the reciprocal relationship between human, animal and plant communities.
*Offer an imagined world where the characters’ society is one that is more in harmony with principles of sustainability than we find in today’s modern world.
*Critique or satirizes patterns of exploitation, consumption, or other ingrained values that are ecologically unsustainable.
*Are written specifically to be performed in an unorthodox venue such as a natural or environmental setting, and for which that setting is a not merely a backdrop, but an integral part of the intention of the play.
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